Venezuela’s President Recovers From Surgery in Cuba

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan officials say President Hugo Chavez is recovering satisfactorily after undergoing surgery in Cuba.

Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro says Mr. Chavez had an abscess removed from his pelvic area.

Maduro says doctors discovered the abscess during the president's routine medical check-up and he decided to immediately go ahead with Friday's surgery.

Officials say the 56-year-old Venezuelan president is expected to return home within days, but no specific timetable was given.

During his official visit, Mr. Chavez held talks with Cuban President Raul Castro and his brother Fidel two days before surgery.